Hillary Clinton: Better the devil you know



Hillary Clinton should absolutely become American's 45th President. In the words of the respected moderate former Governor of Massachusetts and current libertarian vice-presidential candidate, William Weld - “Hillary i...


A Predicament Found Not on Ideology But Purpose


I would like to start my article with a quote by the Lebanese American poet, K.Gibran: “Those who utter truth know no more than those who do not.” Events of the past couple of years in Ethiopia have gradually deve...


Obama Exits, Having Gently Bent the Arc of Justice


In the shadow of the sad presidency of George W. Bush, the world was introduced to Barack Obama at the 2004 Democratic Convention. Looking to make an impression for a Senate run from Illinois, instead, the then 43-year-o...


Free Trade is the Way to Go


Global free trade provides the greatest opportunity to improve human welfare over the next decade and a half. It has already helped lift more than a billion people out of poverty over the past quarter-century. Lowering t...


Untangling Ethiopia’s Export Mixed Bag


Ethiopia has around 128 destinations for its exports, which can be classified into three major categories: Agriculture constitutes 74.5pc of the total export earnings, with 2.2 Billion dollars earned in the 2014/15 bu...


Why Trade Is the Better Option for Ethiopia


To Canada's Brian Stewart, the veteran journalist who helped uncover the Ethiopian famine of 1984 to the world - long before Bob Geldof made it an infamous milestone in the world of charity-giving and imprinted extreme...


Have African Presidents Underperformed Over the Last Decade?


While the quality of governance in Africa has slightly improved over the last ten years, the state of corruption has worsened over the same period. The Mo Ibrahim Foundation’s Index on African Governance launched last...


Movement Seek Env’tal Justice Through Creative Art


Headlines tend to depress. There are countless stories of crisis, violence and misery. Environmental tales fair no better. Accounts of natural disasters, destruction, and collapse fill newsstands to despair. Once in a wh...


Econometrics of Diplomacy in Ethiopia’s Foreign Policy


Econometrics, at the risk of oversimplification, is the use of mathematical methods (especially statistics) to describe economic systems. Ethiopia is one of the oldest nations, with a proud record of political and ter...


New Media, Old Politics


In his statement to the United Nations Summit last week, Prime Minister Hailemariam Desalegn pointed out the challenges posed by social media to his government. The Premier’s decision to put social media in the spotlig...


The Inclusive, Resilient Future We Want


As Ethiopia does away with the old and welcomes the new year, this annual cycle also resonates globally, for it marks the yearly modern day gathering of the elders in the form of the United Nations General Assembly (GA)...


When the Insurance Industry Catches the Flu


Recent unrest in parts of the country have exposed the gaps in the provision of insurance services in the country. Ethiopia’s four-decade-long insurance service experience can be characterised as poorly performing, in...


Regulatory Gaps Threatening Somaliland’s Remittance Lifeline


Somaliland is a small nation in the Horn of Africa, with a population of around four million inhabitants. Its economy is dependent on Diaspora remittance and livestock exports to the Arab gulf countries. It has an infanc...


On the Cusp of an AI Revolution


Over the last 30 years, consumers have reaped the benefits of dramatic technological advances. In many countries, most people now have in their pockets a personal computer more powerful than the mainframes of the 1980s.


African Industrialisation Takes Centre Stage


At the recently held G20 meeting in Hangzhou, China, promoting industrialisation in Africa and low-income countries was on the agenda for the first time. Indeed, at the 6th Summit of the Forum on China-Africa Cooperatio...


Global Growth Still Made in China


Despite all the hand-wringing over the vaunted China slowdown, the Chinese economy remains the single largest contributor to world GDP growth. For a global economy limping along at an idle speed – and most likely unabl...


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To the shock of many people a building around Summit in the Bole Distri...


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Road maintenance in Addis Abeba has been a bone of contention between c...


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The manner in which the current leadership of the O...


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The concept of climate insurance is not new in developed countries, but...


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View From Arada

The recent passing of Professor Richard Pankhurst has been the news aro...


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